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Research Project

Histories of Culture in Disastrous Times

Project Team:

2023 – 2025
Ewa Faryaszewska, Old Town Warsaw, August 1944, Agfacolor film, Warsaw Museum. Faryaszweska, an art student, took this color photograph shortly before her death while working to preserve cultural monuments during the Warsaw Uprising.

Ewa Faryaszewska, Old Town Warsaw, August 1944, Agfacolor film, Warsaw Museum. Faryaszweska, an art student, took this color photograph shortly before her death while working to preserve cultural monuments during the Warsaw Uprising.

Key Question

Project Summary

This project investigates the relationship of cultural practices to episodes of disaster in the modern period.

Research Team

Alice Goff

Alice Goff

Assistant Professor of German History and the College

University of Chicago

Alice Goff is a historian of the cultural and intellectual life of modern Germany. Her research and teaching center on the history of museums, archives, material culture, and the looting of cultural property in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her first book, The God Behind the...

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer Allen

Associate Professor of History

Yale University

Jennifer Allen is an associate professor of modern European history at Yale University. Her research and teaching focus on the history of modern Germany with an emphasis on cultural history, the theories and practices of memory, counterculture and grassroots activism, and environmentalism. Her...

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